YHA Dartmoor exterior
Bed in a single gender shared dorm
Private room
Camping and cabins


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COVID-19 Industry Standard

In Partnership with The National Tourist Organisation of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

If you want to get away from it all for an outdoor activity break, YHA Dartmoor is the perfect spot. The hostel is surrounded by the open moorland and forest of Dartmoor National Park, with easy access to a network of off-road routes for walking and cycling holidays.

YHA Dartmoor is a comfortable, child-friendly, rural retreat which boasts cosy features including a woodburner and exposed stone walls. The famous Dartmoor ponies often pay the hostel a visit from the nearby open moorland – always a favourite with visiting children.

Why guests love YHA Dartmoor

  • Located in the Dartmoor National Park
  • Great for walking holidays
  • En suite rooms available

Accommodation at YHA Dartmoor

The hostel

There are 35 beds with a selection of private rooms and dorm beds at YHA Dartmoor. This comfortable rural retreat is perfect for family breaks and getting away from it all. YHA Dartmoor is packed full of character with exposed stone walls, and plenty of comfy furniture to relax on.



Camping is available from £5 per person per night. 

Our small but practical camping area is great for weekend getaways in the great outdoors. The hostel facilities are right on the doorstep and campers have access to them 24 hours a day. Campfires are strictly prohibited on the campsite.

Hire the whole place

This hostel is occasionally made available for hire on an exclusive basis. This means that you can have the place to yourself and choose how many of your friends, family, club mates, etc., join you. We allocate availability for exclusive use in blocks, typically up to 90 days in the future. If you are looking for space to stay with us on a normal shared basis, and can’t see any availability three months or more into the future, then this hostel may be being held for Exclusive Hire. You can check availability for Exclusive Hire on our dedicated website.


Food and drink at YHA Dartmoor

YHA Dartmoor external seating

Eat with us

YHA Dartmoor is serving a range of tasty food options, including breakfast baps and a pizza menu, for you to enjoy during your visit. A takeaway service is also available.

Breakfast bap

Breakfast baps at YHA Dartmoor

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to make sure you get off to a great start, so we are now serving delicious breakfast baps. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Pizza menu at YHA Dartmoor

Tuck into a vast range of delicious stone-baked pizzas when you pay a visit to the hostel. From margherita to ham and pineapple, we're sure we have a pizza topping for everyone to enjoy. Vegetarian and vegan options available.

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  • Ambulant accessible
  • Classroom
  • Cot available
  • Cycle store
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden / grounds


  • Drying room
  • Laundry


  • Board games
  • Library/Quiet room

Accommodation options

  • Private rooms available
  • En suite rooms available

Food & drink

  • Dining room
  • Group catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Meals available
  • Self-catering kitchen

Transportation & parking

  • Parking

Other YHA products

  • Trade bookings
  • YHA Exclusive Hire
  • YHA School Trips

Need to know

Closed facilities: The following facilities are temporarily closed at this hostel due to COVID-19 safety measures - meeting room(s).

Check in: 17.00 - 21.00

Check out: Before 10.00

Open every day?: Yes

Towels and toiletries: Towels and toiletries are not provided but are available to hire or purchase from reception. Bedding is supplied.

Parking: There is free parking at the Youth Hostel.

Pets: Pets are not permitted at YHA Dartmoor. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Wi-Fi: Free wi-fi is available in social spaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast is served from 7.30am til 9am.

YHA Dartmoor - Access Statement

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YHA Dartmoor

Map references

OS Map: 191

OS Grid Ref: SX654773

Lat/Lng: 50.580648, -3.901563

Contact information

Phone: +44 345 371 9622

Email: [email protected]

YHA Exclusive Hire

To enjoy YHA Dartmoor for just you, your friends and family visit our YHA Exclusive Hire website and hire out the whole property. Open for group bookings from the Autumn half term to the Easter Holidays.

YHA School Trips

YHA Dartmoor gives students a chance to explore and discover a wealth of wildlife and archaeology while the River Dart has plenty to offer in the way of water sports. The area also has a rich history with evidence of settlements dating back over a thousand years. With 35 beds, group catering and a classroom, this is the perfect location for a school outing. 

Visit the YHA School Trips website for more information.


Volunteering with YHA is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, boost your CV and travel to different places. We have a variety of different opportunities to choose from and volunteering roles to suit everyone.  

The tasks are varied and in return you will meet some great people, who both work and stay in our hostels, as well as enjoying your time off discovering the local area and attractions.

You can find out more and apply to volunteer at this hostel on the volunteering website

Meet the team

Manager recommends: With this stunning Dartmoor National Park accommodation as your base, you can enjoy the tranquillity of a picnic by the East Dart River or, for a great outdoor activity break, the exhilaration of walking up Bellever Tor to take in the stunning views. Explore Bellever Forest and discover a wealth of wildlife, archaeology and grazing Dartmoor ponies.

Walkers and cyclists welcome Trip advisor 2020 Travellers Choice award

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